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BLM defends using donations to buy multi-million-dollar home
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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza speaks during the Women's March "Power to the Polls" voter registration tour launch at Sam Boyd Stadium on January 21, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images)
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Black Lives Matter has defended its use of donated funds to purchase a multi-million-dollar luxury home in California.

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The group used (US)$5.8 million in donations to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) to buy the home in southern California, New York Magazine reported last week.

“There have been a lot of questions surrounding recent reports about the purchase of Creator’s House in California,” BLM tweeted in response on Monday.

“Despite past efforts, BLMGNF recognizes that there is more work to do to increase transparency and ensure transitions in leadership are clear,” the social justice group added.

In its barrage of tweets, BLM called the reports looking into the group’s finances “inflammatory and speculative,” and apologized “for the distress this has caused to our supporters and those who work in service of black liberation daily.”

It added: “We are redoubling our efforts to provide clarity about BLMGNF’s work,” and cited an “internal audit, tightening compliance operations and creating a new board to help steer the organization to its next evolution.”

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This isn’t the first time BLM’s finances have been questioned. In April 2021, the New York Post uncovered four homes purchased by co-founder Patrisse Cullors, totalling (US)$3.2 million.

Cullors stepped down from her executive director role a month later.
 
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BLM defends using donations to buy multi-million-dollar home
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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza speaks during the Women's March "Power to the Polls" voter registration tour launch at Sam Boyd Stadium on January 21, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images)
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The group used (US)$5.8 million in donations to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) to buy the home in southern California, New York Magazine reported last week.

“There have been a lot of questions surrounding recent reports about the purchase of Creator’s House in California,” BLM tweeted in response on Monday.

“Despite past efforts, BLMGNF recognizes that there is more work to do to increase transparency and ensure transitions in leadership are clear,” the social justice group added.

In its barrage of tweets, BLM called the reports looking into the group’s finances “inflammatory and speculative,” and apologized “for the distress this has caused to our supporters and those who work in service of black liberation daily.”

It added: “We are redoubling our efforts to provide clarity about BLMGNF’s work,” and cited an “internal audit, tightening compliance operations and creating a new board to help steer the organization to its next evolution.”

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This isn’t the first time BLM’s finances have been questioned. In April 2021, the New York Post uncovered four homes purchased by co-founder Patrisse Cullors, totalling (US)$3.2 million.

Cullors stepped down from her executive director role a month later.
Lets face it. BLM is a sham and, again, it's the Blacks who suffer. Between BLM and the Democratic Party, Blacks have been on the losing end of pretty much everything. It's truly incredible that Blacks still fall for all the so-called "promises" of the progressives yet have not experienced one iota of what has been promised to them. It's about time that they took matters into their own hands and to stop relying on others to "better" their lives. They've been had and will continue to be "had" until they stop the madness.
 

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A Russian Jew was finally allowed to emigrate to Israel.

At Moscow Airport customs found a statue of Lenin in his baggage and asked, "What is this?"

The man replied, "'What is this?' Wrong question, comrade. You should have asked, '
Who is he?' This is Comrade Lenin. He laid the foundations of socialism and created the future prosperity of the Russian people. I am taking it with me as a memory of our dear hero."

The Russian customs officer let him go without further inspection.

Arriving at Tel Aviv Airport he had to go through customs, the Israeli customs officer also asked our friend: "What is this?"

He replied, "'What is this?' Wrong question, sir. You should be asking 'Who is this?' This is Lenin, the bastard who caused me, a Jew, to leave Russia. I take this statue with me so I can curse him every day."

The Israeli customs officer said, "I apologize, sir, you are cleared to go."

Settling into his new house, he put the statue on a table and to celebrate his trouble free immigration arrival. For the occasion he invited his friends and relatives to dinner.

One of his friends asked, "Who is this?"

He replied, "My dear friend, 'Who is this?' is the wrong question. You should have asked 'What is this?' This is ten kilograms of solid gold that I managed to bring with me without paying any customs duty and tax."

MORAL: Politics is when you can tell the same shit in different ways to fool a different audience and allow you to look good in every situation.

Isn't this the truth?
 

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Lets face it. BLM is a sham and, again, it's the Blacks who suffer. Between BLM and the Democratic Party, Blacks have been on the losing end of pretty much everything. It's truly incredible that Blacks still fall for all the so-called "promises" of the progressives yet have not experienced one iota of what has been promised to them. It's about time that they took matters into their own hands and to stop relying on others to "better" their lives. They've been had and will continue to be "had" until they stop the madness.
Altruism is an Industry that pays Union rates.
 

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Black man shot in back of head by Michigan police, independent autopsy says
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A Grand Rapids Police officer asks Patrick Lyoya if he speaks English, as he stands near a car during a traffic stop, shortly before he was shot dead by the officer during a scuffle on a suburban front lawn in Grand Rapids, Mich., April 4, 2022 in a still image from police body camera video.
A Grand Rapids Police officer asks Patrick Lyoya if he speaks English, as he stands near a car during a traffic stop, shortly before he was shot dead by the officer during a scuffle on a suburban front lawn in Grand Rapids, Mich., April 4, 2022 in a still image from police body camera video. PHOTO BY GRAND RAPIDS POLICE /Handout via REUTERS
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A Black man who was killed by a Grand Rapids, Michigan, police officer during a traffic stop earlier this month, sparking protests in the city, was shot in the back of the head, a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy said on Tuesday.


During a news conference in Detroit, forensic pathologist Werner Spitz and attorneys for the family of Patrick Lyoya said the autopsy found the 26-year-old was shot once and that the police officer held his gun to the back of Lyoya’s head.

“That is now scientific evidence of this tragic killing where his family believes was an execution,” civil rights attorney Ben Crump said during the news conference.

Spitz said he found no signs of a struggle such as scratches or bruises on Lyoya’s body, noting that the only injury was a bullet wound.

He also said he did not know the caliber of bullet that was fired, but that it was a “powerful bullet” that killed the man.

The death of Lyoya, a Congolese refugee, outraged members of his family and touched off protests in Grand Rapids by activists who say it represents the latest example of police violence against young Black men.


Lyoya’s family is demanding that authorities dismiss the officer who shot him from the force and file criminal charges against him.

Grand Rapids police were not immediately available to comment in response to the independent autopsy findings.

Grand Rapids police officials have placed the officer, who has not been named publicly, on administrative leave, and have asked the Michigan State Police to investigate the shooting.

Kent County Chief Medical Examiner Stephen Cohle said in a statement that he performed an autopsy on the day of the incident and prepared a death certificate with the cause and manner of death.

He also said toxicology and tissue results were pending and may take 60 days to be completed and that the full autopsy report will not be made public until the State Police concludes its investigation.


“We have to investigate whether this was a class ‘driving while black’ case,” attorney Crump said, noting that the officer was traveling in the opposite direction of Lyoya before the stop.

Last week, police released videos of the incident taken from the dashboard of the officer’s squad car, from his body-worn camera and from a neighbour’s surveillance camera.

They show Lyoya stepping out of the car on a rainy street, seemingly confused and asking “What did I do?” as the policeman repeatedly asks for a driver’s licence and orders him to get back inside the vehicle.

Lyoya appears to be complying, but then closes the driver’s- side door and attempts to walk away, resisting the officer’s attempts to handcuff him.

Following a short foot chase, the two men grapple on the lawn, at one point fighting over the officer’s stun gun, before Lyoya is shot.

The incident began after the officer stopped Lyoya over suspicions involving his licence plate.
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Black man shot in back of head by Michigan police, independent autopsy says
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A Grand Rapids Police officer asks Patrick Lyoya if he speaks English, as he stands near a car during a traffic stop, shortly before he was shot dead by the officer during a scuffle on a suburban front lawn in Grand Rapids, Mich., April 4, 2022 in a still image from police body camera video.
A Grand Rapids Police officer asks Patrick Lyoya if he speaks English, as he stands near a car during a traffic stop, shortly before he was shot dead by the officer during a scuffle on a suburban front lawn in Grand Rapids, Mich., April 4, 2022 in a still image from police body camera video. PHOTO BY GRAND RAPIDS POLICE /Handout via REUTERS
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A Black man who was killed by a Grand Rapids, Michigan, police officer during a traffic stop earlier this month, sparking protests in the city, was shot in the back of the head, a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy said on Tuesday.


During a news conference in Detroit, forensic pathologist Werner Spitz and attorneys for the family of Patrick Lyoya said the autopsy found the 26-year-old was shot once and that the police officer held his gun to the back of Lyoya’s head.

“That is now scientific evidence of this tragic killing where his family believes was an execution,” civil rights attorney Ben Crump said during the news conference.

Spitz said he found no signs of a struggle such as scratches or bruises on Lyoya’s body, noting that the only injury was a bullet wound.

He also said he did not know the caliber of bullet that was fired, but that it was a “powerful bullet” that killed the man.

The death of Lyoya, a Congolese refugee, outraged members of his family and touched off protests in Grand Rapids by activists who say it represents the latest example of police violence against young Black men.


Lyoya’s family is demanding that authorities dismiss the officer who shot him from the force and file criminal charges against him.

Grand Rapids police were not immediately available to comment in response to the independent autopsy findings.

Grand Rapids police officials have placed the officer, who has not been named publicly, on administrative leave, and have asked the Michigan State Police to investigate the shooting.

Kent County Chief Medical Examiner Stephen Cohle said in a statement that he performed an autopsy on the day of the incident and prepared a death certificate with the cause and manner of death.

He also said toxicology and tissue results were pending and may take 60 days to be completed and that the full autopsy report will not be made public until the State Police concludes its investigation.


“We have to investigate whether this was a class ‘driving while black’ case,” attorney Crump said, noting that the officer was traveling in the opposite direction of Lyoya before the stop.

Last week, police released videos of the incident taken from the dashboard of the officer’s squad car, from his body-worn camera and from a neighbour’s surveillance camera.

They show Lyoya stepping out of the car on a rainy street, seemingly confused and asking “What did I do?” as the policeman repeatedly asks for a driver’s licence and orders him to get back inside the vehicle.

Lyoya appears to be complying, but then closes the driver’s- side door and attempts to walk away, resisting the officer’s attempts to handcuff him.

Following a short foot chase, the two men grapple on the lawn, at one point fighting over the officer’s stun gun, before Lyoya is shot.

The incident began after the officer stopped Lyoya over suspicions involving his licence plate.
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BLM defends using donations to buy multi-million-dollar home
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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza speaks during the Women's March "Power to the Polls" voter registration tour launch at Sam Boyd Stadium on January 21, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images)
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The group used (US)$5.8 million in donations to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) to buy the home in southern California, New York Magazine reported last week.

“There have been a lot of questions surrounding recent reports about the purchase of Creator’s House in California,” BLM tweeted in response on Monday.

“Despite past efforts, BLMGNF recognizes that there is more work to do to increase transparency and ensure transitions in leadership are clear,” the social justice group added.

In its barrage of tweets, BLM called the reports looking into the group’s finances “inflammatory and speculative,” and apologized “for the distress this has caused to our supporters and those who work in service of black liberation daily.”

It added: “We are redoubling our efforts to provide clarity about BLMGNF’s work,” and cited an “internal audit, tightening compliance operations and creating a new board to help steer the organization to its next evolution.”

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This isn’t the first time BLM’s finances have been questioned. In April 2021, the New York Post uncovered four homes purchased by co-founder Patrisse Cullors, totalling (US)$3.2 million.

Cullors stepped down from her executive director role a month later.

I started calling BLM Burn Loot Murder during the riots awhile ago.

I now call BLM Buy Lovely Mansions.

That one is not original, but definitely on point. :)
 
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Systemic failures and racism: Hearings for Lionel Desmond inquiry conclude in Nova Scotia
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PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Systemic failures and racism were partly to blame for the tragic chain of events that led an Afghanistan war veteran to kill his family and himself in 2017, an inquiry heard Wednesday at it concluded its public hearings.


The provincial fatality inquiry was told Lionel Desmond served in Afghanistan as a rifleman during a particularly violent tour of duty in 2007 and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression in 2011.

Despite four years of treatment while he was still in the military, the inquiry heard Desmond required more help when he was medically discharged in 2015 and later took part in an intensive residential treatment program in Montreal in 2016.

Lawyer Tara Miller told the inquiry the deaths were preventable.

“These deaths were the tragic result of the failures of multiple service providers and institutions … to share and take action on meaningful information in a timely way, or at all,” said Miller, who represents Desmond’s sister, Chantel.


Miller said those same institutions failed to provide mental health treatment to Desmond, who was Black, in a “culturally responsive manner,” and to identify and address signs of intimate partner violence.

As Desmond was leaving the army in 2015, it was clear to those providing him with mental health services that he required a case manager to help him navigate the provincial health system, she said. But it took Veterans Affairs Canada six months to get that done.

As well, Miller noted health-care professionals at the provincial level were “significantly restricted” in what they could do because they did not have access to any meaningful federal records about the complexity of Desmond’s mental health challenges.


“Without these records, none of the Nova Scotia health providers were set up for success in treating Cpl. Desmond,” she said.

The former infantryman faced further challenges in August 2016 when he left the residential treatment program at Ste. Anne’s Hospital in Montreal. A comprehensive discharge summary, which made it clear Desmond was a desperately ill man, did not include key findings about his mental health and risk factors associated with intimate partner violence, Miller said.

More importantly, the summary was never shared with health providers in Nova Scotia, she added.

“Despite the foreseeability of his need for extensive mental health treatment, and despite being ensconced in the Veterans Affairs system, Cpl. Desmond found himself seeking help from mental health providers (on his own),” Miller said.


While it’s true that the sharing of health information is governed by privacy legislation, Miller said the rules state that health records should be made readily available to those within a patient’s “circle of care.” That wasn’t done in Desmond’s case.

On another front, Miller cited evidence presented by the Health Association of African Canadians, which reported that African Nova Scotians, like Desmond, face challenges accessing mental health care because of systemic racism in the health-care system.

“They were clear: for Cpl. Desmond to be properly treated … there needed to have been culturally responsive care provided by clinicians trained in cultural competency,” she said. “It’s not clear if Cpl. Desmond received this care … Certainly, none of the treatment providers were Black.”


Rubin Coward, who describes himself as a community advocate, told the inquiry that family members made it clear that Desmond faced racism while serving in the military. He said that discrimination stood in the way of proper treatment.

“Complex PTSD is not only caused by war. Racism is a war that (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) are fighting,” said Coward, who experienced racism while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the early 1990s and was later diagnosed with PTSD.

“Treatment of people of colour for racism should, where possible, be carried out by (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) because they are … culturally competent and sensitive to the fragile condition of such victims. These individuals, once traumatized, have lost their ability to trust.”


The inquiry heard that on Jan. 3, 2017, Desmond legally purchased a semi-automatic rifle and used it later that day to kill his 31-year-old wife Shanna, their 10-year-old daughter Aaliyah, and his 52-year-old mother Brenda.

“As Cpl. Lionel Desmond battled to live with the legacy of the … trauma he experienced in Afghanistan, his family battled along with him,” Miller said.

“Aaliyah, Shanna and Brenda Desmond were the innocent and unintended victims of a war that impacted them daily after his return home, and for which they paid the ultimate price.”

The man leading the inquiry, provincial court Judge Warren Zimmer, is expected to submit a final report with findings and recommendations later this year.

The inquiry heard from 69 witnesses during 55 days of hearings, which started in January 2020 but were delayed almost a year because of gathering restrictions imposed as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold a few months later.

— By Michael MacDonald in Halifax
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Family of Black man shot by Houston cops say he was hit while fleeing officers
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The family of a Black man fatally shot by Houston police last month said on Thursday that an independent autopsy showed he had been shot while running away from police after a car he was riding in was involved in a chase with officers.


The family of Jalen Randle, 29, who was shot on April 27, are calling on Houston police to immediately release body cam footage of the incident.

“Results of our independent autopsy confirm Jalen was shot from behind, running away from the police,” said Ben Crump, the family’s attorney and a prominent U.S. civil rights figure, at a press conference.

The shooting was the latest in a string of police killings of Black men that critics say are unjustified, and it comes nearly two years after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis ignited global protests against police brutality and bias in the U.S. criminal justice system.

Houston police said in an April 29 release that officers in their narcotics division were searching for Randle, who was wanted on three felony warrants. Officers saw him enter a car and they began a traffic stop. The driver sped off with Randle still in the car. Officers said a bag was in Randle’s possession that contained a gun.

Police said body camera footage of the shooting will be released within 30 days of the incident, as is their new policy. Police also pointed out there are three separate investigations into the shooting, including one being carried out by the Harris County district attorney’s office.
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So I looked at the video of the guy this is about.

He was absolutely murdered by the cops.

Even if you think that the 'first round' of shooting was justified, the second wasn't.

The cops in this case are rightly being held accountable.
 

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BLM isn't just about "Black lives", but also situations like this.

And THIS is why 'defund the police' is a thing.

The woman had dementia, was in a mental health crisis, she needed someone to talk her down, NOT a cop who assassinated her.
 

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Nothing scarier than a crazy person with a knife. Except one with 2 knives.

Crazy person?

Dementia is not 'crazy' and it IS possible to negotiate with dementia patients, if you know how/what to do.

If you've ever had a family member with Dementia, I hope you never see them if you think they're 'crazy'.
 

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Crazy person?

Dementia is not 'crazy' and it IS possible to negotiate with dementia patients, if you know how/what to do.

If you've ever had a family member with Dementia, I hope you never see them if you think they're 'crazy'.
I hope you never have to confront a deranged person with two knives.
 

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It's sometimes not easy dealing with someone with Dementia. They do get paranoid and they can become "difficult" especially if they're confused.

In this case, the cop should have asked the people there why she had the knives, if they knew what her intentions were (not much going on there) and the people there should have been telling him that she didn't understand his instructions and that she had dementia so there was faults on both sides.

The cop should definitely be punished as he didn't do his job properly and it resulted in an unwarranted death. She was just standing there, not being aggressive at all. He's either not been trained to handle these types of calls - or he's ignored his training. This happens all too often and I'm not sure why considering all the publicity that a case like this brings.
 
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Best I can tell from the limited and one sided information we are given, the cop did pretty much as he was trained.
But even as a civilian, I wouldn't have gone to such an extreme. I would have wanted information from the people that were there before making such a crucial decision to end someone's life.

As for the limited & one sided information, you may be correct but the video does start when the cop was still in the car so we pretty much get the situation UNLESS the video has been edited and that is quite possible.
 

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But even as a civilian, I wouldn't have gone to such an extreme. I would have wanted information from the people that were there before making such a crucial decision to end someone's life.

As for the limited & one sided information, you may be correct but the video does start when the cop was still in the car so we pretty much get the situation UNLESS the video has been edited and that is quite possible.
That is why civilians often die playing hero. Well, the ones that get lucky are heroes, the rest become zeros. Vancouver is supposed to be sending a mental health professional with police backup to deal with obvious mental distress calls. Police are trained to eliminate or neutralize the danger first, then deal with the people problems.